From: Thomasville, GA
Bomb hits ship in ABDS, ship goes boom!, ABDS goes boom too!
Torpedoes put some holes in the side of the ABDS, water rushes in, ABDS rolls on its side the ship inside rolls too.
Not Hardly! If the Iowa is in an ABDS and the ABDS takes enough torpedo hits to cause it to sink, it would more than likely simply drop out from under the Iowa, if Iowa's watertight integrity has not been compromised (which I cannot imagine any war zone commander doing!)
Further, you'd have to have one gigahumongibble magazine explosion to wreck one totally. It probably would not wreck all seven sections, and there should be enough reserve bouyancy - remember, it can lift 50K tons out of the water - to remain on the surface. Now, getting it out from under a wrecked ship might be a bit of a problem, but not that much harder, I'd imagine, than righting Oklahoma.
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